Sweet Potato Frites with Garlic-Rosemary Aoili

Sweet Frites with Garlic-Rosemary Aioli
Sweet Frites with Garlic-Rosemary Aioli. Heather Winters/Photodisc/Getty Images
    20 mins
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This is a great alternative to traditional sweet potato recipes and it's really fast and easy to make. Be sure to cut the sweet potatoes into long steak fries. This gets them cooked quickly. If you are frying a turkey add these to the heated oil once the turkey is out of the way and you will get more flavor into these fries.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds/700 kg sweet potatoes
  • salt to taste
  • for aioli:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

How to Make It

1. Peel, rinse and dry sweet potatoes. Cut into long thin strips, about 1/4 inch thick. Place in ice water for about 15 minutes.

2. Preheat deep fryer. Remove sweet potato fries from water and pat dry with paper towels. Place in hot oil about 350 degrees F/175 degrees C. Fry for about 5 minute of until golden brown. Remove from oil and allow to drain. Sprinkle salt over top.

3. To prepare aioli, combine mayonnaise with lemon juice, chopped rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

 Taste to make sure the salt content is right.  Add more if needed. Also add more rosemary or lemon juice to suit your tastes.  Serve aioli with freshly cooked sweet potato fries.